Part 1. This is the part where we prepare. We pack for at least one days worth of food and we pack like we mean it. As if, for instance, we will be stuck at the airport for 8 hours, or God forbid, as has happened in the past, stuck overnight in an airport hotel unexpectedly.
Here is a picture of how we pack.
Left: Kids backpack with food, snacks, Nintendo DS, book.
Middle: small suitcase with shelf stable foods + NO GLASS
Right: Mom’s purse with medication and travel documents
Not pictured is a small cooler which I pack with some frozen foods and a few sandwiches for the flight.
Since this picture was taken, I did pare down a bit for weight sake!
And remember, I also have another suitcase with our clothes! I decided that some of the canned goods could go with the clothes so that the bags would be of equal weight.
I have all our medication in one place with a Doctor’s note, and everything is separated and in ziploc bags.